Dave DeAndrea

Cool, Confident, Friendly, Conversational

Voice Description

WINNER OF THE 2009 VOICEY AWARD FOR BEST MALE VOICE!

My unique voice allows me to bring a professional confidence to any Commercial, Presentation or Voicemail/On-hold message while still giving it a conversational feel. There’s a warmth and the slightest hint of a smile that makes it sound inviting.

"Aside from being a really talented VO, Dave is incredibly easy to work with, and makes even tedious projects fun." -- Matt Parzych, CEO, SparcPlug, Inc.

For documentaries or spots that may showcase more serious topics, I’m able to bring a genuine sense of what’s being communicated and speak from the heart in a way that is believable… without going “over the top”.

"I'm constantly grateful about Dave's responsiveness, attention-to-detail and professionalism. He always delivers above-and-beyond our already high expectations. A great talent!" -- Erin Lee, Creative Director, The Baze Group, Inc.

I love doing Audio Books, Animation and Character work for Video Games and Features! When it comes to Character Voices, Accents and Impersonations, I deliver all the emotion, humor, drama, and distinction that brings the character to life! If the role is designed to be real, I am able to take on the identity of the character, whether timid and nerdy, a hopeless romantic, a bold adventurer, or a manipulative scoundrel. When the role calls for more of a caricature, I dive into each role, uninhibited, to ignite the character and engage the listener or viewer.

"Dave really took to the role, even though it wasn't what you would call a "typical" voice acting assignment. We had some excellent interpretations to choose from, and the final result was top-notch." Ian Warfield - Voice Manager, Silent Threat: Reborn, Hard Light Productions


I understand Imaging. I’ve been in the Broadcast industry since 1985 and my experience gives me a distinct advantage when it comes to capturing the overall essence of a Television Network, Radio Station or web site. For those that require an edge, I’m able to “turn up the heat” and provide the grit and attitude. Sometimes my softer, smoother tone is the perfect fit.

“Dave DeAndrea has been a real asset to JRN in adding production value to our Smooth Jazz Network. Dave ‘gets’ the format, and it shows.” - Steve Hibbard, Operations Manager, Smooth Jazz, Jones Radio Networks.

I’ve been a musician and vocalist since I was a kid and have sung, written and produced Jingles for everything from Dairy Queen to Frost Insurance Brokers. I can give a smooth vocal for Contemporary and Jazz styles, add a little ‘tude for Rock and Blues, and sing in character for everything from Caribbean Music to Country Twang.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
• Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Oregon, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I love experimenting with accents and studying the subtle differences. I’m from the Pacific Northwest, which basically leaves me with no accent at all… but provides me with a great foundation for building accents. One of my favorites is Jamaican! I’ve voiced spots in this style for several businesses, including a National Television commercial for Swimways/Rainbow Reef.

Of course there’s the “Country” accent, which can be anything from Southern Lawyer to Backwoods Hick. There’s the Southern Cali “Surfer Dude”… the East Indian Accent. Another one of my favorites in the “Back East” accent… (after all... I AM Italian)...usually done in the stereotypical “Vinnie” way. I’ve also had fun doing Asian, Castillian, Mexican… and I’ve even had a little experience speaking Vasudan… an alien language for a video game.

Impersonations and characterizations are fun to do! I've done it ever since I was a kid and I'm always trying to learn new ones. Rocky Balboa comes pretty naturally. I do Kermit the Frog, Gollum and others.

My Voice Experience

My involvement in radio began when I was about 8. I was the kid who would relentlesly call the DJ on the request line until he played my song. Me…“Could you play ‘Answering Machine’ by Rupert Holmes?” The DJ… “I’ll try and get that on for you.” Me, 3 minutes later, trying to disguise my voice… “Could you play ‘Answering Machine’ by Rupert Holmes?” The DJ, amused but starting to get annoyed… “I’ll try and get that on for you.” Me, 27 seconds after the DJ played “Answering Machine” by Rupert Holmes… “Could you play ‘Answering Machine’ by Rupert Holmes?” The DJ, downright angry and yelling… “I just played it!!”

“Dave seems to have an endless supply of creativity. It’s as if the guy is driven to turn out a gem every time.” – Rick Stevens, General Manager, Lighthouse Radio Group, Coos Bay, OR

Fast forward to the age of 15. After realizing I lacked the coordination to really compete as a breakdancer, I concentrated my focus on playing the music for those who seemed to have no difficulty defying gravity. Spinning records was considerably easier (and less painful) than spinning on my head, so I became a scratch/mix DJ at some local under 21 dance clubs. It was there that I met some of the local radio announcers and, with the same ferver that made Rupert Holmes the most requested artist, begged them to let me be on the radio until they finally gave me a job. I moved from weekends to full time fairly quickly and soon gained attention for my talents in the prod room. This was back when we used reel-to- reel machines, edits were done with a razor blade, tape and a chopping block, and to get an ad onto a cart you hit the button with your right hand while starting the turntable with your left and hitting “play” on the reel-to-reel machine with your nose. I think I realized that I might have a knack for producing ads when people were actually calling in and requesting my commercials.

“Dave is one of the most creative producers I’ve ever worked with.” – Mike Carter, Director of Operations, Brooke Communications, Roseburg, OR

Now, many years later, I’m blessed to have a wonderful wife, great kids, and I still get to do what I love… broadcasting, audio production and voice work.

“Being the Production Director at WRBS, it’s always helpful to have Voice Talent that can not only follow directions but, when needed, add a bit of their own take on the projects given them. Dave DeAndrea is that kind of Voice Talent. He always provides quality work with a quick turnaraound and a willingness to make sure that his work meets every expectation. That’s why Dave’s name is on my shortlist of Voice Over Artists.” – Jeff Atherholt, Production Director, 95one WRBS, Baltimore, MD

I’ve had the pleasure of voicing projects for Disney, Sony/BMG, Bertram Yachts, Dairy Queen, The Sharper Image (the bankruptcy was not my fault!), Pizza Hut, Allen Spring Villas, Medicare, The United Way, Swimways, Lone Star National Bank and many, many more!

I’m the voice of the “Just Know” phone service.

I’m the Vasudan Translator on a Freespace 2 expansion pack.

I’m also the announcer on producer of “The Way, The Life and The Truth” with Pastor Matt Fox, heard daily around the world on CSN International.

I can also provide commercial production services.

Thanks for stopping by… and maybe I’ll see you at the Rupert Holmes comeback tour.

My Training

My training has been hands-on, trial and error, since I was 15. I have gleaned wisdom wherever I can from those I respect in the industry and books on the subject. I believe that we’re ALWAYS learning… so while I’m confident in my current abilities, I’m always striving to do better. Sometimes that means making a phone call to another talent I respect and simply asking them, “How did you do that?” Other times it’s just a matter of trying to recreate what I’ve heard until I get it right. And many times, it’s just coming up with an idea and making it happen.

I’ve been invloved in just about every aspect of making a commercial… from making the initial sale and scheduling the run to writing the copy, voicing and producing the ad(s) and getting them on the air. It’s given me a real appreciation for the difference between a good commercial and a GREAT commercial; a commercial that will give the business the best chance for a multiplied return for their advertising investment. It’s made me want to do the very best I can for everyone my voice represents… Commercials, Presentations, Narration, Voicemail, Imaging, Jingles, etc.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own studio and offer a turnaround of less than 24 hours in most cases. My studio features a Neumann TLM-103, Sennhesier 416, Avalon Vt 737 sp, M-Audio Fast Track Pro an Mackie 1402 VLZ PRO board.

Additional Skills

To enhance my voicework and acting ability, I’ve performed on stage in some local theater productions. I held the role of Aslan in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” and played the key role of Jesus in “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames”.

On the side, I‘m the lead vocalist and guitaist for a band known as “Leper 10”, and we perfom regularly at a local café.

As far as personal info, I've been married to my wonderful wife since '93 and we've got 3 great kids whose interests range from Webkinz to Narnia. We're in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia.

I'm an elder and worship leader at my church, Bandon Christian Fellowship.

Musical interests... too many years in radio and too many to list!

Guess I'm still a kid at heart...my favorite section of the newspaper is (and always has been) the comics... it's truly one of my favorite artforms! I collect Disney Pixar Cars from the movie "Cars"... they're like Hot Wheels.

I currently own the vehicle I've always wanted.. a black Jeep Wrangler! Yeah... I'm a Jeep guy! Perfect for in town or riding on the beautiful beaches here on the Southern Oregon Coast. I love it! And I never knew there was a secret society of Jeep owners until I got mine. Anytime I'm driving my Jeep and pass someone else in a Jeep... they ALWAYS wave! It's an unspoken understanding. Get a Jeep and see for yourself!!

My favorite comedian is Brian Regan. Nobody makes me laugh harder than that guy! I appreciate that he's able to keep in clean and creative!

And in closing...

I've recently made a BIG change in my life... I've gone from preferring plain M&M's to Peanut! I don't know what took me so long... the Peanut M&M's are awesome!

But enough about me... what do YOU think about me?

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Demos
Commercials

Commercial Demo

E-Learning

Explainer Videos

Morgan Freeman Impersonation

Liam Neeson Soundalike

Corporate Narration Demo

Animation

Presentations

Industrial

Radio Imaging

Narration

TV Promos

Video Game Voices

Jingles

Movie Trailers - Hard Sell

Movie Trailers - Soft Sell

Concert Promos

Characters - Impersonations

IVR Voicemail On Hold

DJ Drops

Automotive

Financial - Bank - CU

Business - Corporate Casual

Energy - ECO-Friendly

Father - Dad - Husband

Jamaican - Island

Restaurant - Down Home - Blues